As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, the business world is paying more attention to its role as a good corporate citizen, and not just for public relations. Global issues like climate change, food security, conflict, health and education have an impact on a corporation’s ability to grow and thrive. As a result, private sector companies are looking at how they can play a role in solving these challenges.
Young professionals rising to leadership positions as well as those just entering the job market are increasingly seeking careers that contribute to society and pushing their employers to adopt sustainable policies to leverage the power of business for good.
Often referred to as corporate social responsibility, this quickly growing career path was hardly ever mentioned even just a couple of decades ago. Yet, when I speak with young professionals about their career aspirations, a surprising number are looking to forge a career in the CSR space. While the interest is high, much remains unknown about jobs in this sector, where to find them and how to land them.
If you’re looking to launch a career in corporate social responsibility, here are four surprising facts about the sector.